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Dividend washing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

It was possible for an investor to obtain a franking credit twice by selling shares that had been held for the statutory 45 days ex-dividend and then


Simple corporate bonds exposure draft legislation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Treasury has issued exposure draft legislation which will introduce new provisions intended to facilitate increased trading in retail corporate bonds


New regulatory guide on scheme constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

Section 601EB of the Corporations Act, 2001 requires that ASIC must register a scheme within 14 days of lodgement unless it appears to ASIC that


Managed investment schemes constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

ASIC has issued a consultation paper that sets out a number of alternative proposals to amend its current regulatory guide as to the content of Constitutions for managed investment schemes


Employee share scheme rights
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 29 2012

Under the former employee share scheme provisions a person could acquire a “right” if another person created the right in that person


Managed investment trusts increase in withholding tax
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 31 2012

The Government has announced that MIT withholding tax which is currently only 7.5 for foreign investors who are resident in a country with which Australia has a tax information sharing agreement will be increased to 15


Stamp duty abolition timetable extended again
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 27 2012

The NSW Government has once again extended the timetable for abolition of stamp duty on unlisted marketable securities, mortgages and transfer of non-land business assets for another 12 months


The future of financial advice: the devil will (probably) be in the detail
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 22 2011

In the aftermath of high profile corporate collapses resulting in significant losses for Australian investors acting on financial advice, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services launched an inquiry into the financial planning industry


FOFA reforms
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

As part of the FOFA reforms, recent amendments have been made to the Corporations Act which impose two statutory obligations on any individual (the provider) who provides personal advice to a retail client


Fiduciary duties of financial advisors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients